As Missouri lawmakers consider changes to policies permitting the use of red light safety cameras by state and local governments, the National Coalition for Safer Roads is launching a comprehensive educational campaign on the impact these safety tools have in making our roads safer. The educational campaign brings together victims, parents, medical professionals and first responders who support the use of road safety cameras. It tells the tragic stories of those whose lives were forever changed because of someone else’s reckless decision to run a red light.

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ImageMajority of Missouri Red Light Runners Found in St. Louis

“Red light camera statistics found that 7 out of 10 red light runners in the state of Missouri were found in the St. Louis area, with the mos... Read More

ImageDon’t Stop Using Red-Light Cameras in KC

“Red-light cameras are working in Kansas City. They are reducing the number of people who barrel through stoplights, endangering themselves a... Read More



The body of evidence grows every day: red light safety cameras save lives. A May 2010 report from the Institute of Transportation Engineers concluded that red light cameras help reduce crashes and crash severity. A November 2010 report from the National Research Council showed that systematic speed control programs could save as many as 2,000 U.S. lives each year.

Most recently, a definitive study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concluded that red light cameras saved 159 lives in 2004-08 in 14 of the biggest U.S. cities. The vocal minority of camera opponents becomes less credible with each new study. Now is the time to come together — policymakers, law enforcement officials, community leaders — and do everything necessary to ensure our communities utilize road safety cameras. A fine is a small price to pay if it can change reckless driver behavior and make roads safer.